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Weather in May in Shikoku

Planning a getaway to Shikoku this May and curious about the weather you should prepare for? Discover all the vital details you need on this page, solving your puzzle:

What is the weather like in Shikoku in May?

Shikoku is a region in Japan. May in Shikoku generally has pleasant temperatures, with high precipitation.


You can expect pleasant maximum daytime temperatures of around 19°C and nighttime temperatures around 9°C in Kōchi.


May is a rainy month with an average rainfall of around 140 mm in Kōchi.

Average sunshine

Meanwhile, Kōchi enjoys approximately 196 hours of sunshine, offering a mostly sunny climate that adds a pleasant and vibrant feel to the month.

To learn more about the conditions in specific areas of Shikoku in May, check out the map below. For more details on the yearly weather, visit our Shikoku climate page.

Where to go in Shikoku in May

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Shikoku on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations

What is the weather like in May for the most popular destinonation in Shikoku?


In May Kōchi generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 19°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

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<<   April April
199 hours 
129 mm 
17 days 
196 hours 
140 mm 
17 days 
June   >> June
133 hours 
178 mm 
21 days 
Climate in Kōchi

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Is May the best time to visit Shikoku?

In our opinion, May is a good time to visit Shikoku with overall tolerable weather in Kōchi. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

Generally speaking, June and August provide pleasant weather in Kōchi. On the other hand, the months of January, February, March, April, November and December tend to have poor weather conditions.

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